AmericaGen Study Group

NOTE: Panelist Lisa Gorrell, CG has wisely suggested we include the link to this upcoming related webinar.

The next Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) free webinar in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree! LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, CG®, CGL℠, will present “Transcribing Documents: There is More than Meets the Eye!” at 8 p.m. Eastern time, 16 April 2019. To accommodate those who might have schedule conflicts, the webinar can be accessed at no charge for a week after the broadcast. BCG receives a commission if you register using our affiliate link here:

The AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 21 “Abstracting Probate and Land Records” in Val Greenwood’s The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.)

Please note all hyperlinks are non-affiliate links.

Val Greenwoods book

Note: All panelists were invited ro read the chapter and then write about how that chapter relates to their personal research habits.

DearMYRTLE’s AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 21 Combined Homework



09:44:01 From Marceline Beem to All panelists :
09:44:10 From Marceline Beem to All panelists : that’s the link to the second page of the deed

10:24:32 From Cousin Russ : TRANSCRIPT by Jacob Boerema 

10:36:47 From Cousin Russ : DeedMapper to plat this deed:
10:57:11 From Cousin Russ : Transcription forms: [Land Record Abstract]
10:59:09 From Molly McKinley : I have lots of copies of probate records, some with 40 or so pages! I can see I have lots of work ahead…lol
11:00:53 From Molly McKinley : I like the chart. It would help you focus on your direct line.
11:02:44 From Molly McKinley : Great idea Russ
11:06:19 From Molly McKinley : I like to check out those meets and bounds neighbors just in case they are kin.
11:07:49 From Robbin Smith : Thank you all
11:08:37 From Robbin Smith : Florida is sea level.
11:08:58 From Molly McKinley : It is too hot here in the summer
11:09:57 From Robbin Smith : LOL [NOTE from DearMYRTLE: I simply LOVED living in Florida – Bradenton to be exact. On the Gulf Coast. Mr. Myrt doesn’t like the heat and humidity though.]
11:10:12 From Maria Tegtmeier to All panelists : Thank you all. GREAT application.

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